Venice Doge's Palace and San Marco Basilica tour

Visit Famous Attractions in Venice on this Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica Tour

Type: Small group tour (private options available)
Duration: 2 hours
Availability: Daily, except holidays
Special information: Entry to churches in Italy requires appropriate attire (no miniskirts, shorts or uncovered shoulders)


Visit Doge's Palace and San Marco Basilica, the centers of the political and religious life in Venice

This is a guided tour that leads you around two of the most famous and interesting buildings in the historical centre of Venice. First, our guide will take you around of one of the most magical cathedrals in the world: San Marco Basilica. The Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. It lies at the eastern end of Piazza San Marco, adjacent and connected to the Doge's Palace. Originally, it was the chapel of the Doge and has only been the city's cathedral since 1807. Our tour guide, appointed in accordance with the Curia of Venice, will lead you around this majestic building for a full one-hour tour. You will be able to take in the unique collection of Byzantine art, the gold mosaics and the marble inlays of the floors. As you are led around further, our guide will re-tell the stories of the Basilica whilst you admire the biblical scenes, the history and the other particularities of this ancient Basilica.

The second part of this tour takes you inside Doge's Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale), which was the seat of the Venetian political power for many centuries. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice - the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. In the splendid rooms of the Palace, you can admire hundreds of works of art and our tour guide will lead you through the halls of power, plunging you into historical context of the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. You will witness the rich details of the gold staircase and the mesmerising realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building.

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on(UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.